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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Home management Part 15

Baking soda removes the greyish residue that shows up on aluminum utensils.

Better to leave the boots on a pebble-filled tray before entering the house.

Check under stove burners for any grime after everyday’s cooking.

 Cheese should be kept in the warmest part of the fridge, such as the vegetable or cheese drawer.

 Cut a slit in a tennis ball and insert small bells in it. Use a glue to seal this new musical toy for your child.

Dip a tennis ball in Vaseline and hang them in your garden to prevent flies.

 If you cook corn kernels in a bowl topped with a plate, it will reduce the number of un popped kernels.

Mixed with warm water, baking soda is an effective all-purpose cleanser.

Once in six months, rotate the mattress, tighten the cot screws and dust the cot frame and the box springs.

Loop a single rubber band around a door's inside and outside knobs, twisting it as you do so that the "X" presses the latch open. Once finished, hang the band on the inner knob for the next time.

Remember to replace or wash filters as often as possible for your vacuum cleaner.

Regularly run your hats, scarves, and cotton mittens through the washer. For leather gloves, wipe down with a leather cleaning wipe.

Rub shaving cream or shampoo on the mirror, then wipe it clean.

Run a hair dryer and aim it at the mirror to clear the foggy face.

Suitcases and bags that can’t be washed, wipe it down inside and out with a damp cloth and sprinkle in some baking soda to help absorb odours keep it in the sun. Put good naphthalene balls and store them.

Take  1/4 cup powdered dishwasher detergent in a glass add water to make a paste; mix with a non-metal utensil then apply to the bathtub stain, scrub lightly, and let set for 20 minutes. Rinse well.

Things like any clean piece of clothing, bag, electronic items, utensils, stationery or shoes that you haven't used in the last one year, check with your local orphanages, old age homes for specific drop off days, and donate them.

 To find out a worn-out pillow, toss yours, give it the "break test, fold it in half with a heavy book on top. If the pillow pops back so it's flat, keep it. If it stays folded in half, discard it.

Use used tooth brushes to clean the edges and corners of the burner plates.

Wash your reusable cloth bags regularly to remove any lingering food bacteria, turning them inside out before you toss them in the machine.

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